Friday, February 20, 2015

FASHION | NYFW: Tommy Hilfiger

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The highlight of my New York Fashion Week experience was definitely the Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2015 show at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue. Not only did I get to see all the backstage chaos, but I also got to interview the legendary designer himself. I spoke with Tommy Hilfiger for NY1 News and it was pretty much amazing...

 Spotted: Rachel Zoe (above) & Christina Milian (below)

Some of my faves:
(Photos: Yannis Vlamos /

Watch the coverage on NY1 News here:

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Thursday, February 19, 2015

ON STAGE | It Shoulda Been You

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Another fun NY1 shoot: a preview of It Shoulda Been You, a new musical comedy coming to Broadway!
The show's all star cast includes Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and David Burtka.

NY1's theater reporter Frank Dilella interviewed the cast and we got to see a few scenes - it looks hilarious!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FASHION | NYFW: Monique Lhuillier

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I was super excited to get to kick off my first New York Fashion Week experience with a show full of stunning gowns. I covered the Monique Lhuillier show with NY1 News and it was really cool to be a part of all the chaos that goes on before/during/after the show.

The show had an interesting set-up, with seating only on one side of the runway.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

EVENT | NBA All Star Game

Valentine's Day weekend sure was bumpin' in NYC. Not only was fashion week in full swing, but it was also NBA All Star Weekend. On Sunday, February 15th, I was very lucky to snag a spot as an audience member for the highly anticipated half-time show during the All Star Game at Madison Square Garden.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

EVENT | Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid & Kendall Jenner @ Bookmarc NYC

If anyone can draw a crowd, it's these three ladies. Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner made an appearance at the Bookmarc store in NYC on Valentine's Day to sign copies of LOVE Magazine's Issue #13.

Friday, February 13, 2015


For a recent photojournalism class assignment, I strolled around NYC's vibrant Chinatown to snap some shots of the food, street and culture. Chinese New Year is right around the corner, so the neighborhood seemed to be buzzing more than usual. Anyways, I just thought I'd share some of my photos from my adventure!

Mott St.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

FASHION | Whitney Eve Style

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It's not every day that you get a DM on Twitter from Whitney Port. A few weeks ago, that happened and had me like:

I was the winner of her giveaway in celebration of the launch of her new blog (!)

It felt like Christmas when the Whitney Eve package came in the mail!

Monday, February 9, 2015

EVENT | Baubles & Bubbly with Betsey Johnson

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Last week, I checked out an event in celebration of Betsey Johnson's SS15/FW15 and the fashion icon herself graced us with her presence. Ah, she's the greatest. The party was full of baubles and bubbly and it was a ton of fun! Take a look:

Monday, February 2, 2015

FASHION | Hailey Baldwin x Topshop Jeans SS15

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Hailey Baldwin has been making quite the name for herself in the fashion industry. Whether on the runway or via Instagram, the 18-year-old stunner knows how to work it. She is the new face of Topshop's spring denim collection and she is killing it. Seriously, look at her bod.

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 Such a babe.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

MY LIFE | Turning 23

So this week I turned 23 years old. My first NYC birthday obviously revolved around food.

 The day began with a delicious pizza lunch at Freddie & Peppers and then dessert in the form of a giant chocolate chip and walnut cookie from Levain Bakery.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

EVENT | Women Entrepreneurs Festival 2015

Last week, I had the pleasure of hearing the legendary fashion industry icon Diane von Furstenberg speak on campus at NYU. She was the keynote speaker and was such a fantastic choice to get an inspirational weekend started. DVF spoke candidly and openly about her humble beginnings and how she got to where she is today.

WE Festival co-founder Joanne Wilson did a conversational interview with DVF and it was enlightening and hilarious.

Friday, January 23, 2015

MOVIES | Ned Rifle x Kickstarter

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Last week I swung by the Kickstarter HQ in Brooklyn for a screening and special Q&A with director Hal Hartley for his new film Ned Rifle. This is the third and final installment in a series of films Hartley's directed—following Henry Fool (1997) and Fay Grim (2007). Both are on Netflix, FYI!

I've become fascinated by the world of crowdfunding and am constantly amazed by the incredible and creative projects that come out of it, especially with films (another one that comes to mind is the Veronica Mars movie).

Ned Rifle stars Liam Aiken (Ned Rifle) and Aubrey Plaza (Susan Weber). I have to admit, I have an increasing obsession with Aubrey Plaza, so I was even more excited to find out that she was in it.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

MUSIC | Fifth Harmony To Kick Off 'The Reflection' Tour

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Big announcement this week: the super cute girls of Fifth Harmony are going on their very first headlining tour! The Reflection Tour kicks off February 27th and also features Mahogany LOX, Jasmine V and Jacob Whitesides. They shared the news in a fun video cover of "Uptown Funk."

MY LIFE | Vancouver Holidays

It's always nice to be back on the west coast for the holidays! I've been home for nearly three weeks now and I've gotten to spend a lot of time with family, catch up with old friends and enjoy the perks of living at home.

Take a look into my mini escape from NYC:

Sister, sister

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

MUSIC | Gov Ball 2015 Line Up Announced!

It's that time of year! The summer's biggest music festivals are starting to release the names of the artists/bands who will be hitting the stages. Since I'm obsessed with NYC, it's no surprise that one of my favourite festivals is The Governors Ball. This year it's happening on June 5-7 on Randall's Island, with headliners including Drake, The Black Keys and Deadmau5! Tickets go on sale Jan. 9th at 12pm EST.

Friday, January 2, 2015

MY LIFE | Vegas, because why not?

The day after Christmas, I joined my family on a trip to Vegas as a last-minute add-on. My sister had a softball camp out there, so it wasn't your typical Vegas vacay, but I had a pretty good time. It was relaxing, which was a change f'sho. I climbed some rocks and took some majestic photos of a random dog, I spent lots of time admiring the palm trees, and I got to see Britney Spears live at Planet Hollywood.

Take a look!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Peace out 2014, it's been rad.

At the start of 2014, I had no idea what to expect for the year ahead. Little did I know that I was in for a ton of amazing adventures and surprises that would take me to where I am today. I was open to new things and was ready to challenge myself in ways that I never would've imagined. Here's a look into this year's highlights:

I've always known about the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people, but I think this year it really stuck with me. The people who I've had the pleasure of knowing and meeting this year have brought experiences, opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime. My family and friends have always been there for me and their positivity and encouragement really keeps me going. Sorry for being a cheese ball, but I had to say it at some point. I'm honestly surrounded by the most talented and passionate people who inspire me on a daily basis.